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Lieut Hugh Foulkes
Birth: 1773
Death: Feb. 2, 1799

British Army officer. The inscription reads: "Hugh Foulkes, Esq., Lieutenant in the Royal Cheshire Militia, died Febr. 2nd. 1799, aged 26 years." Lieutenant Foulkes is of interest because he is the subject of the song "Cathedral", which appears on Crosby, Stills and Nash's "CSN" album of 1977. Graham Nash, who was born in Lancashire but who has lived in America since the late sixties, was on a visit to the land of his birth, driving from London to Stonehenge, when he paused at Winchester Cathedral, and found that he was "Standing on the grave of a soldier who died in 1799 / And the day he died was a birthday / And I noticed it was mine / And my head didn't know just who I was and I was spinning back in time." Later, Mr. Nash explained in an interview: "I was once walking down the central aisle of Winchester Cathedral and felt a presence at my feet. I happened to be standing on the grave of Hugh Foulkes, a soldier who died in 1799 on the same day that I was born. I find that most wars are fought in the name of God. You know, my God's better than your God and I'll kill you to prove it. Not a very religious way of thinking."  
 
Burial:
Winchester Cathedral
Winchester
City of Winchester
Hampshire, England
Plot: Fourth "diamond" from the West door (although it appears as the first diamond in the illustration)
 
Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Oct 17, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9611647
Lieut Hugh Foulkes
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
 
Lieut Hugh Foulkes
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
 
Lieut Hugh Foulkes
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- RLS
 Added: Dec. 10, 2012
You inspired an outstanding song and have a very special spot in musical history. Cheers.
- Jane Gilbert
 Added: Dec. 5, 2008

- Barbara Hammons Davis, Dalt
 Added: Feb. 4, 2008
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